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Notification of Large Background Jobs

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Following this post where Pedro talks about how he receives notifications about background jobs I decided to clone his script to a Linux version using libnotify daemon.


notify-send  "Background script notification" "Completed $*" 
exit $status

Now if you simple alias n="your_script" you can do pretty things like Melo

n scp user@machine:pr0n /tmp

And get notified when the transfer ends :) Pretty handy! Thank you Melo for this tip!